One way to look at a divorce is as a series of decisions that you and your spouse have to make. You decide, for example, who will stay in the home you shared and who will leave; how you will handle paying the bills in two households; and how you will divide your assets. But beneath all of these big-picture topics lie thousands of choices you make that are just as important. Each of these decisions, thoughtfully considered, builds upon your previous choices until you have completed your divorce.
We’d like to give you an overview of some process options that could work for you. None is better or worse than any other when you look at them in a vacuum. But when you consider your process choices in the context of your situation, you might find that one fits your family better than the others, and sets you on a course for the most efficient, least destructive divorce experience possible.